New issue of the "Croatian and Comparative Public Administration"

Dear readers and followers, the number 2/2013 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued.

The new issue of the journal contains papers dealing with administrative theory, European Union and europeanization, public servants, local self government with the focus on local self-government in Bosnia and Hercegovina and with public finances. The new issue contains ten scientific and professional papers, two thereof original scientific papers, three review scientific papers, four preliminary scientific report and one professional paper. Eight papers are published in Croatian and two in English.

The first part of the paper is devoted to administrative theory and in this part Anamarija Musa, PhD, describes the process of agencification in Europe in general and with a special focus on Croatia. She devotes particular attention to the way the Europeanization process has influenced the agencification. Iva Lopižić shows which topics are predominant in most important journals specialized for public administration (in Europe and in the world) and she draws the parallel between the topics and the trends in public administration in these countries. In the part devoted to European Union and Europeanization, Adnan Mahmutović wrote about legislative and non legislative act of the EU and their influence on democratic legitimacy. Lovorka Jonić Kapnias explains the process of institutional twinning. In the part of the journal devoted to public servants, Gordana Marečtić, PhD, explains the role of the codes of ethics and their influence on the ethics of public servants. Damir Juras, PhD, explain the legal instruments available for the protection of state servants in disciplinary procedures. Anica Drmić, MSc., on the other hand, explains the status of civil servants according to Croatian legislation. In the part devoted to local self-government in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Drago Martinocić, MSc, explains the legal framework for citizen participation in decision making process in local self-government in Bosnia and Herzegovina, while Muhamed I. Mujakić, MSc, devoted his paper to legal regulation of financing of local self-government in Croatia. Finally, the last part of scientific papers is devoted to public finance with Mihaela Bronić, PhD, analysing the fiscal significance of communal and sity taxes in Croatia.

Besides scientific articles, this issue contains also one book review, glossary written by Krešimir Petković, PhD, court practice by the European court of human rights, Administrative court in Rijeka, the Civil Service Commission of the Republic of Croatia, as well as a number of news and information from relevant conferences and round tables.